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Cistercian Abbey at Abbeyknockmoy County Galway
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The Cistercian Abbey of Knockmoy, in the village of Abbeyknockmoy, was founded by the King of Connacht, Cathal Crovdearg O Connor, in the years 1189-1190. He was buried there in 1244.

Knockmoy is rare in that it has a fresco still (barely) visible on the wall of the chancel.

Cistercian Abbey at Abbeyknockmoy County Galway
   
The monastery was plundered in 1200 (by William De Burgo) and in 1228, and the Abbot was censured in 1240 for having his hair washed by a woman. In 1483, the abbot was accused of setting fire to the abbey.

 

 
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